Jaguar I-pace is going to put a dent in EV segment


The EVs, HEVs and PHEVs are becoming mainstream and garnering great attention these days. The British automotive giant, Jaguar is all set to bring their signature performance mark  in the form of Jaguar I-pace. This highly anticipated EV has this relatively new platform . It is still in concept form and is yet to transcend into a commercial model. As to what Jaguar officials have declared, production models will be available in the dealerships by the 2nd half of 2018.

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Jaguar I pace Specs

But that being said, this new “almost” all-electric SUV will not be just another EV addition. From this model is expected to set new benchmarks for performance, styling and technology. To sum up, this upcoming Jaguar I-pace will be a direct (and intention)competition for Tesla Model X.

Coming to the main story line, Jaguar executives flaunted this electric SUV’s cab-forward design in a recent press release. According to the company officials, “presenting this forward-motion design was possible by the exclusion of an engine up front”. In other words, this new Jaguar I-pace uses a pair of high-output electric motors. Each powering the front and rear axle which also makes up for a natural all-wheel drive.

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As to what the official statement holds, these pair of motors will suffice for producing net power outputs of 516 lb-ft torque and 394 HP. Moreover, the motors will use a 90 kWh battery which will be catering a driving range of more than 220 miles. The company officials even claim that this electric SUV will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph under the 4 seconds mark.

Interior Features

But this all-electric power will only tell half of the story as Jaguar I-pace will serve as a nest of leading technologies. First off, the interior cabin will flaunt 2 touchscreen displays. One 12-inch unit on its center stack (for infotainment) and another 5.5 inch for the gauge cluster. The secondary controls on the 12-inch infotainment display are shared by the steering wheel as it incorporates capacitive touch buttons. As in the case of most EVs and hybrids, the gauge cluster display will be dedicated to showcasing real time drivetrain updates.

Rest assured, the cabin offers a spacious room for the passengers. The seats are of sporty type and wear perforated upholstery. One unique style factor of the cabin is the transparent roof which makes up for a natural sunroof.

Jaguar I-pace interior

Jaguar I-pace is a thing of wonder with its exterior styling as well. However, this all-electric SUV is suspected of sharing its end chassis with Jaguar F-Pace SUV, including the suspension system. Overall, the concept model possesses an aggressive and progressive styling with flared headlights and body-on chrome grille. Deep C-shaped air intake recesses and LED daytime running lights to dominate the lower fascia. The head turner exterior design element would probably be the neon greenish LED strip that runs all over the front and side body. Another distinctive style factor includes a never-seen-before hood scoop.

Jaguar I-pace Price

The bottom line, Jaguar I-pace is expected not to go easy on pockets and would hurt back balance with a starting price of more than $64,000.

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